Ollie Burrow, a personal trainer from Kirkby Lonsdale, has taken on the Born Survivor Challenge with a team of his clients to raise funds for North West Air Ambulance. So far, the trainer’s JustGiving page has raised £2,000 and donations are continuing to flood in for the medical flight charity. The page was among the top 3% fundraising events for September.
Team’s Fundraising Target Exceeded
The team of 26 do-gooders had originally set their fundraising target at £500. To their surprise, they managed to exceed the original target amount even before the actual Born Survivor event, which happened on 24th September. Ollie’s team was made up of clients from his personal training classes and members of his bootcamp classes.
The Born Survivor challenge comprised of a challenging course that the team had to go through. They had to overcome 30 obstacles across the 10km course. To successfully overcome the challenge, the team trained together and embraced a team mentality, which proved to be especially useful for the tougher sections.
North West Over Other Medical Flight Charities
North West Air Ambulance was the charity they wanted to raise money for. The charity’s helicopters are in service seven days a week throughout the year. Each helicopter has a medical team of paramedics and doctors on board, delivering efficient pre-hospital care to injured or ill individuals from across the region.
Ollie’s team chose to raise funds for North West Air Ambulance over other medical flight charities because they felt that it was the area’s most vital service that requires funding. Since the funds are still pouring in through the JustGiving page, there is no exact figure as of now. All proceeds from the drive will be donated towards North West Air Ambulance to fund their operations.